Infectious Disease & Immunology Research Institute

Building 105, Rm 3846
2160 South First Ave
Maywood, IL 60153
708.216.9574 (fax)

Welcome to the Infectious Disease &
Immunology Research Institute!

The mission of the infectious Disease and Immunology Research Institute (InDIRI) is to understand interactions between microbes and the immune system, and to translate this knowledge to the treatment, control and prevention of diseases caused by human infectious agents. We are committed to establishing collaborations among basic and clinical scientists studying microbes and the immune system.

James Cook, M.D. and Katherine Knight, Ph.D., Co-Directors

Master's of Science
in Infectious Disease & Immunology

Students in the two-year Master's of Science in Immunology and Infectious Disease program will engage in a rigorous classroom-based curriculum and carry out a cutting edge research project under the direction of two faculty mentors. Our program inculcates scholarship as well as strong practical training. Our program will prepare students for an advanced career in health-related fields.

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This Week in Virology
TWiV 276: Ramblers go viral

This Week in Virology, a netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick, came to the Department of Microbiology & Immunology back in January to record an episode to discuss coronaviruses. The netcast is available online:

Host: Vincent Raciello
Guests: Susan Baerk and Thomas Gallagher

Vincent meets up with Susan Baker and Tom Gallagher at Loyola University to talk about their work on coronaviruse


Upcoming Seminars and Events

Wednesday, February 12th
John Routes, M.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin
Granulomatous and Lymphocytic Interstitial Lung Disease
(GLILD) in Common Variable Immunodeficiency
12 pm noon
SSOM Rm. 170

Wednesday, February 19th
Charles Czuprynski, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Casting NETs for Host Defense: Neutrophil and Macrophage Extracellular Traps in Response to Bovine Respiratory Disease Pathogens.
12 pm noon
SSOM Rm. 170